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Saratoga Sheriff: Four charged with burglary at Clifton Park hotel; Two arrested after chase

Saratoga Sheriff: Four charged with burglary at Clifton Park hotel; Two arrested after chase

Saratoga Sheriff: Four charged with burglary at Clifton Park hotel; Two arrested after chase
Top: Darci L. King, Ginger A. Kehn; Bottom: Daniel K. Stevens, Christopher M. James
Photographer: Saratoga County Sheriff (insets); Gazette file photo (background)

CLIFTON PARK -- Four people were arrested early Sunday morning, accused of burglarizing hotel rooms at the Clifton Park Red Roof Inn, Saratoga County Sheriff's officials said.

Deputies arrested two on foot near the scene and the other two after a car chase where the driver sped off from police and finally stopped after running over a police tire-deflation device, officials said.

The incident began early Sunday at the Red Roof Inn, 41 Old Route 146 in Clifton Park, officials said. The sheriff's office received a call for a larceny in progress just before 3 a.m.

Investigators soon determined that four people illegally entered unoccupied rooms at the hotel intent on committing thefts, officials said.

Deputies caught up with two men, Daniel K. Stevens, 30, of Rensselaer, and Christopher M. James, 25, of Albany, on foot outside the hotel, officials said.

Two others, later identified as Darci L. King, 29, and Ginger A. Kehn, 26, both of Troy, weren't arrested until after the chase, officials said.

Kehn is accused of leading the chase with King as a passenger. The chase ended on Tanglewood Road, just off of Central Avenue in Colonie, about 13 miles south of the hotel, officials said. The vehicle had run over the deflation device, which had been placed ahead of the car on Interstate 87, officials said.

All four face three counts of second-degree burglary, felonies. Kehn also faces charges of unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and reckless driving, misdemeanors.

James and Kehn were also wanted by the Troy Police Department, officials said.

The four were arraigned and Kehn and Stevens ordered held on bail, while King and James were released to return to court later.

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the state police, Colonie police and the Albany County Sheriff's Office.

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